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Design thinking

Author: Peter G Rowe
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Design Thinking Peter Rowe provides a systematic account of the process of designing in architecture and urban planning.

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter G Rowe
ISBN: 0262181223 9780262181228 9780262680677 026268067X
OCLC Number: 13425957
Description: 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Designers in action --
Case study 1: making an urban place --
Case study 2: making a building from a formal type --
Case study 3: reconciling two large ideas --
Other accounts --
Observations and questions about the protocols --
2. Procedural aspects of design thinking --
Some general characterisitics of design problems --
Early theoretical positions --
Staged-process models of problem solving --
The information processing theory of problem solving --
Heuristic reasoning and design "situations" --
Types of rules and constraints at work in design --
Aspects of design behavior --
Limitations of a procedural view --
3. Normative positions that guide design thinking --
Normative positions --
Surface features and broad inclinations --
Further differentiating features --
Problems of substantiation --
Theory and practice --
4. Architectural positions and their realms of inquiry --
Two realms of inquiry --
Architecture from a naturalistic interpretation of man and his world --
Architecture from a referential interpretation --
A convergence of issues.
Responsibility: Peter G. Rowe.

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"Design Thinking raises the intellectual level of the discourse on architecture in general, and architectural thinking in particular. " Peter McCleary, University of Pennsylvania

 
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